Tina Cowsert

Access Specialist for Deaf/HOH and Blind/Low Vision
Student Services
Rehabilitation-Education Center
(217) 244-6972

Tina Cowsert has worked at DRES since December 2014. A National Board Certified Teacher with teaching licenses in Language Arts: Reading and Writing, Social Studies and Deaf Education (ages 3-21), Tina completed her undergraduate degree in Deaf Education at Illinois State University and taught in the public school setting for 20 years. She has been an Interpreter for the Deaf, has a master's degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University, and has a second master's degree in Library Information Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Newly Hard of Hearing herself, Tina works with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Low Vision, and students with Speech disabilities on campus. She also coordinates and supervises all interpreters on campus. Her passions include reading, traveling, playing with her two small dogs, and involvement on campus in social justice.


If you need an interpreter, please fill out and submit a form here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/2532781